LEPTIS MAGNA: ROME IN AFRICA

No limits for citizens of the Empire

Format: SD 16/9
Duration: 52 ’
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Synopsis

The mainly Roman archaeological remains of Leptis Magna in Libya are exceptional in size and preservation.

In the 3rd century, the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, called "the African" because he was born in this ancient Carthaginian trading post, made it the showcase of a triumphant and dominating Rome.

Leptis Magna is a testimony to the Roman dream that posits that there were no limits for citizens of the Empire; they could even become Emperor in Rome as Septimius Severus.